First Appearance Thor: Making his debut in Journey Into Mystery #83, Thor is the fabled Norse God of Thunder, in actuality a member of the Asgardian race, who live on another plane of existence from Earth. With the help of an enchanted hammer given him by his father, Odin, Thor can fly and control the weather.
Balder the Brave: Thor's friend and half-brother Balder is the Norse God of Light, and can generate intense light and heat. He also wields the sword Frey, which can fight on its own, and is somewhat protected from injury by a spell cast upon his birth. Following the death of Odin, Balder has become the new king of Asgard.